Okay, I know this is not a post for everyone, but I do feel it is going to be a very educating one for Moms, Dads, future parents, grandparents, and anyone else who knows a child… I think that means almost everyone! I have written about toxic ingredients found in body products previously. Once you start looking and reading ingredients found in your favorite products, you will see why I am so passionate about this.
Our skin, our largest organ, absorbs what we put on it. Each year, the average woman absorbs 5lbs of damaging chemicals each year thanks to unnatural beauty products! Is that why breast cancer is at an all time high? It is unclear, but traces of parabens, have been found in breast cancer tumors. As I have previously stated, parabens build up in our systems, mimic the female sex hormone, estrogen, and can lead to estrogen dominance, and therefore, cancer. This is why I do not want to take a chance and use unnatural products on myself, or my family.
What is even more sickening, is that all of these products, made for infants are FULL of these cancer causing chemicals. With a lack of knowledge, loving parents, grandparents, and caretakers, are slathering these precious little ones in chemicals! I am guilty of this as well. I chose natural products for the most part, but I listened to my sons pediatrician on the best products to protect their little tushies. Doctors know sick care, they are not aware of health care. They know how to prescribe, not to prevent.
This is so important! Not only do we need to read the ingredients of what we eat, but also what we are putting on our bodies, and our children’s bodies. Maybe, just maybe, if everyone had this knowledge, cancer would be much closer to obsolete! Maybe instead of 41% of Americans deemed to get cancer in their lifetime, it would be 4%. I know every little bit helps. Every little positive change we make helps us maintain our health and prevent sickness. I know it can be over whelming at first, making all of these natural changes to remove chemicals, but I promise, it gets easier and will become a natural thing you do, like brushing your teeth.
Once my son turned 12 months old, his skin became very sensitive. I tried just about every type of diaper cream, was in and out of the doctors office, and nothing helped. Once I finally looked at the ingredients of these “high quality” diaper creams I was appalled. They were filled with parabens, mineral oils, and other toxic ingredients. How could I be so naive? Well, like most new parents, I trusted their doctor and didn’t do my own research. I just wanted his bum to heal.
So, I did what I new would be best… I made my own!
Coconut oil has antibacterial properties to fight infection, beeswax is a skin protectant and healer, raw shea also has amzing properties to protect and heal the skin. This is the perfect recipe to protect and heal those pure and perfect baby bums.
Naturally Made DIY Baby Bum Paste
* 1/2 c organic coconut oil (buy here)
* 1 c raw shea butter ( buy here)
* 1 oz or 1/4 cup bees wax (buy here)
* 1/4 cup zinc oxide (buy here)
* 1/4 cup Arrowroot powder (buy here)
* 10 drops of essential oil (optional)(buy here)
* 1/4 cup bentonite clay (optional)
* three 4 oz mason jars (buy here)
They make such cute little gifts you can give at a baby shower or just for your little one! I know we all want to do whats best for our loved ones! This is a great start!